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White-Lipped Tree Frog   (Litoria infrafrenata)
Category: Amphibians

 

 

The species of frog, also known as the giant tree frog, is endemic to the rainforests of Northern Queensland, New Guinea, the Bismarck Islands, and the Admiralty Islands. It is the world’s largest tree frog is usually bright green in color. The white-lipped tree frog has a loud barking call, but makes a cat-like mew when distressed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-lipped_tree_frog

http://www.petsource.org/reptile-by-species/5078-white-lipped-frog.html

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Hylidae
Genus - Litoria
Species - L. infrafrenata

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

An Ample Amphibian

Before reptiles and mammals appeared to challenge amphibian supremacy on the land, amphibians were much larger. But while they have shrunk in size over the last 315 million years, the Chinese Giant Salamander never got the memo: at up to 5.9 feet in length and 66lbs, this amphibian is longer than your dog, and probably weighs at least as much! Compare that to Paedophryne amanuensis, the world’s smallest frog (and smallest vertebrate) who is the size of a house fly! Due to habitat loss, environmental changes, and over-hunting/collecting, the Chinese giant Salamander is critically endangered, though conservation efforts to save it are underway today.

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